How many Megapixels is the isight??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TeddyLeroux, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. TeddyLeroux macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2009
    Im thinking about getting a macbook pro and I want to use the isight for youtube vids... how many megapixels is the isight cam... is it good quality... thanks:apple::apple::apple:
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Although external and internal iSights have significant differences, Apple has used the "iSight" name to brand its built-in video camera found in their MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro notebook computers, iMac desktop computers produced since late 2005 and the LED Cinema Display. While the external iSight is similar to the built-in iSight, the built-in iSight uses an internal USB 2.0 interface and not the FireWire 400 (IEEE 1394a) interface used by the external iSight camera.[1] Further, the built-in iSight has a plastic lens, is fixed-focus, and uses a CMOS Active pixel sensor, rather than the CCD used in the external iSight. With the LED-Backlit MacBook Pros, Apple has moved to using a sensor capable of 1280x1024 pixels, but when accessed using provided APIs, the image is re-sampled to 640x480 pixels. However, Quartz Composer allows access to the 1280x1024 pixel video stream. The built-in iSight can also be used in the Photo Booth application.

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  3. Clete2 macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2008
    Hopefully with the next release of OSX, the APIs will be updated. These sort of things aren't selling points for MBPs (the resolution difference, not the camera), so it isn't exactly at the top Apple's to-do list.
  4. Jaro65 macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    A glass lens, rather than a plastic one would be nice though. Still, the built-in iSight works remarkably well as it is.

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